Dealing with Stress
- What am I supposed to be doing in the summer
- Peer grading – evaluations
Q2: How do you deal with stress?
- “Make stress your friend”
- Having goals that you can see
- Looking back
- Letting go of perfection
Q3: How do you know you’re stressed?
- Nervous energy
- Hard to think
Q4: How do you reduce stress?
- Adjusting HW to something you’re interested in.
- Reduce natural predisposition of stress
- Less pressure from parents, focus more on a teens effort.
Q1: What causes stress?
- Routine of school and homework.
- Bullying, mean, fear
- Insecurity, feeling not good enough
- Feel like giving energy, no point
- Pressure for life planning, future
- Can’t see future
Q2: I know I’m stressed when…
- I get distracted
- Not in present, in future
- Can’t focus on task at hand
- Can’t sleep
- Tension in gut, chest
- Get snappy
- Hard to identify
- Lack of motivation
Q3: How do you cope with stress?
- Physical activity
- Teasing, playfulness with sister
- Lists, organization
- Giving yourself a break
- Rainbows & Butterflies (Solutions/Perfect World scenarios):
- Meditation (IMC)
- Hoop at the center
- Learn to learn!
- Bring your sister to school day
- If future depended not on how well you did in school.
Stress feels like (emotionally):
- A big weight
- So much to do, you end up doing nothing.
- Limiting you from being productive in addressing issues
- Tension between two points, not being able to let go of point to focus on another.
- Tug at sternum, pulled back, hesitant to do one thing.
- Difficult to breathe
- Something bearing down on you.
- College apps, college just feels stressful.
- Giant wall of college that you don’t want to knock down
- Academics related to future.
- Catastrophize future in head.
- Inconsistent level of instruction and examination.
- Arbitrary assignments
- Dealing with a system rather than a person.
- THE GAP!!!
Solution: Unlatch tests, exams, etc. from learning and future.